Martis Plan fatally flawed |

Martis Plan fatally flawed

As it stands now, the preliminary draft of the Martis Valley Community Plan is for the “community” in name only.

The plan is massively flawed, and provides little infrastructure for the swell of development it proposes. As many as 5,000 new homes, most of them exclusive, gated communities, are proposed.

Local environmental groups have come out in force against the plan. There’s not a single representative from the Town of Truckee or Nevada County on the so-called “Citizens’ Advisory Committee.”

If approved as it stands, the Martis Valley could be indistinguishable from Reno’s endless sprawl in a few decades. Is that the future Truckee wants?

We’ve seen a steady trickle of comments and letters on the plan in these pages, but nowhere near the level of interest there should be.

The entire plan needs to be started over from scratch, and Truckee and Nevada County residents need to be allowed input, or else this becomes another case of out-of-town carpetbaggers and developers telling locals how their community will look.

Is this what Truckee really wants? You tell us.

Copies of the preliminary draft are available through the Placer County Planning Department at (530) 889-7470 and online at

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